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John L. Camp, Jr. John Lafayette Camp, Jr.
Full Name: John Lafayette Camp, Jr.
Date of birth: September 23, 1855
Date of death: August 10, 1918

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   19th (2) (3)   Democrat Gilmer / Upshur   Gregg, Rains, Smith, Upshur, Wood
(1) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(3) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "credentials of the new members were presented" and "had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned, p. 10, and in father John Lafayette Camp's biographical sketch, p. 111. Elected County Attorney of Upshur County at age 19 and later a federal judge in San Antonio. A History of Upshur County, Texas, 1966.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, "Camp Firm in Existence 127 Years," December 1976, pp. 1071-1072. John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was an "able and conservative Democrat." Relatives: John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was father of John Lafayette Camp, Jr., and grandfather of W.N. Camp. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "W. Nunnelee Camp Dies at Father's Home: Member of Texas Legislature and Prominent Attorney Passes Away After Short Illness," 8/11/1912, p. 4. Mentions uncle Judge J.L. Camp "of this city." San Antonio Light.
  • CAMP, JOHN LAFAYETTE, JR. (1855-1918). Relatives: John Lafayette Camp., Sr. - father; John Lafayette Camp, Jr. - son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John L. Camp, Jr., 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John L. Camp, Jr., 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    New Capitol, Furnishing  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    Rules (Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Lunatic Asylum, North Texas Insane Asylum at Terrell  
    Memorial Services for the Late J.C. Buchanan  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Debt  
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  

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